1979 Cowboys Police Football Cards
The 1979 Dallas Cowboys Police set is one of the earliest NFL police sets. (The Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, and Seattle Seahawks also had police sets in 1979.) The police cards are larger than standard trading cards, at about 4 by 2 1/2 inches. The backs of the Cowboys cards contain "Cowboys Tips," bits of advice for kids to help them stay out of trouble.
There are two short prints in the 15-card set. Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson was cut for disciplinary reasons during the 1979 season (maybe he should have read the Cowboys Tips!), and his card was replaced by D.D. Lewis.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1979 Cowboys Police||1||Bob Breunig||Dallas Cowboys||linebacker||Arizona State||College Hall of Fame 2015|
|1979 Cowboys Police||2||Pat Donovan||Dallas Cowboys||tackle||Stanford||mint|
|1979 Cowboys Police||3||Tony Dorsett||Dallas Cowboys||running back||Pittsburgh||Heisman Trophy 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1994, College Hall of Fame 1994||Dorsett's son, Anthony Dorsett, played defensive back for eight years in the NFL.||PSA 9|
|1979 Cowboys Police||4||Billy Joe DuPree||Dallas Cowboys||tight end||Michigan State||nm|
|1979 Cowboys Police||5||Cliff Harris||Dallas Cowboys||defensive back||Ouachita Baptist||Cowboys Ring of Honor 2004||nm-mt|
|1979 Cowboys Police||6||Thomas Henderson||Dallas Cowboys||linebacker||Langston||Short print
When Henderson was cut for disciplinary reasons during the 1979 season, this card was replaced by D.D. Lewis.
|1979 Cowboys Police||7||Tony Hill||Dallas Cowboys||wide receiver||Stanford||mint|
|1979 Cowboys Police||8||Tom Landry||Dallas Cowboys||defensive back, coach||Texas||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1993||PSA 9|
|1979 Cowboys Police||9||D.D. Lewis||Dallas Cowboys||linebacker||Mississippi State||College Hall of Fame 2001||Short print
This card replaced Thomas Henderson's card when Henderson was cut for disciplinary reasons during the 1979 season.
|1979 Cowboys Police||10||Harvey Martin||Dallas Cowboys||defensive end||Texas A and M - Commerce||mint|
|1979 Cowboys Police||11||Robert Newhouse||Dallas Cowboys||running back||Houston||nm-mt|
|1979 Cowboys Police||12||Drew Pearson||Dallas Cowboys||wide receiver||Tulsa||Cowboys Ring of Honor 2011||nm-mt|
|1979 Cowboys Police||13||Roger Staubach||Dallas Cowboys||quarterback||New Mexico Military Institute, Navy||College Hall of Fame 1981, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1983, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985|
|1979 Cowboys Police||14||Charlie Waters||Dallas Cowboys||defensive back||Clemson||mint|
|1979 Cowboys Police||15||Randy White||Dallas Cowboys||defensive tackle||Maryland||Outland Trophy 1974, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1994, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994||mint|